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Front view of the cottage with superb views
Enjoy al fresco dining or a drink in the garden
Kitchen with views over the garden
View through the arch to the hidden garden seating area
Enjoy a good start to the day before exploring
Pretty double room
Looking out over the fields
Double bedroom with storage and dressing table
Or enjoy the garden on a summer's evening
A second cosy double
With handy storage
Perfect for a relaxing night's sleep
The stylish family shower room
Anyone for a game of table tennis on a rainy day?
Games room with table tennis
Lots of space to run off some steam on the lawned garden
These are the views that will greet you in this gorgeous area
Experience the sense of freedom and breathe in that fresh air
Nearby Roseberry Topping
Stunning scenery of North York Moors near Stokesley
1 / 25  Front view of the cottage with superb views
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4 / 25  Kitchen with views over the garden
5 / 25  View through the arch to the hidden garden seating area
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10 / 25  Enjoy a good start to the day before exploring
11 / 25  Pretty double room
12 / 25  Looking out over the fields
13 / 25  Double bedroom with storage and dressing table
14 / 25  Or enjoy the garden on a summer's evening
15 / 25  A second cosy double
16 / 25  With handy storage
17 / 25  Perfect for a relaxing night's sleep
18 / 25  The stylish family shower room
19 / 25  Anyone for a game of table tennis on a rainy day?
20 / 25  Games room with table tennis
21 / 25  Lots of space to run off some steam on the lawned garden
22 / 25  These are the views that will greet you in this gorgeous area
23 / 25  Experience the sense of freedom and breathe in that fresh air
24 / 25  Nearby Roseberry Topping
25 / 25  Stunning scenery of North York Moors near Stokesley

Kirby School Cottage

Stokesley, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A  beautifully converted cottage in a peaceful countryside spot, perfect for couples, or a small family
  • Enviable location to visit popular Roseberry Topping, walk the Cleveland way and explore the North Yorkshire Moors
  • Keen cyclists and walkers can rest their bikes, boots and feet after a day exploring
Property code: 75544

Pretty cottage perfectly sits just outside of Stokesley, the gateway to the North York Moors National Park. With the added bonus of scenic drives to the North Yorkshire coast, this makes an exciting base to explore Country and Coast in a beautiful part of North Yorkshire.

This attractive, converted cottage is the ideal property for two couples or a small family looking to explore the stunning Yorkshire coast and countryside. Situated 1.5 miles to the east of the popular market town of Stokesley, where the friendly  pubs, cafes and independent shops are all within easy reach. It also has plenty of history to uncover, a regular country market and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, including the stunning local landmark, Roseberry Topping. There are plenty of other picturesque local villages to discover nearby too, like Great Ayton (3 miles)  and Osmotherley (11.5 miles) which also offer a range of eateries/shops and are perfect for lazy strolls. For something more challenging, as ‘the gateway to the North York Moors’, Stokesley also has a number of walking and cycling routes close by, and of course, there is the Cleveland Way,  that will allow you to get out, enjoy the great outdoors and immerse yourself in the dramatic, heather-clad uplands.

Light floods into this immaculate property through the many windows, bouncing off the neutral white and grey tones throughout, whilst the original vaulted ceilings and exposed beams help to add a sense of space to this modern cottage.

Stepping inside, you find yourself in the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, which is bright and airy. The furniture is a mix of contemporary and traditional and includes a two seater sofa, an easy chair and comfortable dining chairs which work well in this attractive conversion. There is a Smart TV for watching your favourite shows. The kitchen is well-equipped and has everything you’ll need to cook a meal to enjoy together at the dining table.

The property has two delightful double bedrooms that are also light and calming and one family shower room. For competitive guests, there is the fun addition of a games room with table tennis, so grab your bats and get ready for a tournament. Alternatively, you can use this room as a bike store, should you need it. In here, there is also a fridge freezer.

Outside, there is a pretty country garden with a large lawn area to enjoy. There is also a more secluded ‘secret’ garden through an archway where you can enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening whilst soaking up the sounds of the countryside. You may also get a visit from the owners’ hen, Scratcy or Daisy and Chilli, their friendly cat and dog  as they live next door and may like to say hello. There is off-road parking for one car next to the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms – 2 doubles
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, midi dishwasher and washing machine
  • Fridge freezer in games room
  • Games room with table tennis
  • Bike storage in games room
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • TV in lounge
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

In addition to Stokesley, which is your nearest town, there is also the attractive village of Great Ayton (3.5 miles), which has a wonderful village vibe. With a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms, you could eat out every night if you wanted to. As home to a young Captain Cook, there is also the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum which allows you to explore his early life in the surrounding area. If you love to walk, from Great Ayton you can walk up to Roseberry Topping (2 miles from Great Ayton and 5.5 miles from the property); a prominent hill with lots of walking trails that lead up to the distinctive summit and cliffs.

There is also the vibrant little village of Osmotherley (12.5 miles) that is well-known as a starting point for walkers and cyclists. This gorgeous little place is real picture-postcard stuff. It also offers excellent facilities including a cafe, village stores and a fish and chip shop. If you're a bit of a foodie, this part of Yorkshire is packed with fantastic gastropubs, restaurants and delis. Situated within the western reaches of the North York Moors, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, Osmotherley has close proximity to lush pastures and woodlands. The western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market town and the views from here are simply stunning, with walks and cycle routes in every direction. You are very close to the famous Cleveland Way as well as many more well-known and picturesque moorland walks, some of which lead all the way to the sea.

To breathe in the fresh, sea air without hiking there, head across the northern edge of the North York Moors to the Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea (16.5 miles) with its pier, cliff tramway, golden sand and clean surf. A little further away is Whitby (28 miles), which is probably the most visited and much-loved of Yorkshire's seaside resorts. It is an idyllic location for a holiday, with its seaside heritage, excellent restaurants and independent shops/bars/cafes along its medieval streets. Dominated by the 13th-century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious and famously inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Russell 13th May 2022

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The cottage was very comfortable, tastefully furnished, very well equipped and exceptionally clean. The large, sunny garden is a delight, with a special bower for guests; there is also a lovely elderly dog who charmed us from the start. The owners (on site) were very friendly, discreet and helpful, and there is a wealth of local tourist informationRead more in the cottage including OS maps and some walking routes. The location is at the edge of the National Park, but with good roads to key places. Hide

Reviewed by David 6th May 2022

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Superb location and the standard of the property was wonderful. The owners were very friendly, especially Chilli the sheepdog who got on with our dog, well by the end of the week!! Couldn't ask for any better.

Reviewed by Paul 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 27th August 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Kirby School Cottage. The location is ideal as a base to explore the surrounding area, and its not far to the coast for trips to the seaside. The owners were very welcoming and their cat and dog were extremely friendly. There are lots of food and drink options locally, and its not far to the shops. The cottage is compact butRead more had what we needed for the week. Our weather wasnt great but on the nice days we sat in the lovely garden area. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 24th July 2021

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Fantastic cottage with a stunning big garden. Welcome pack was a lovely wee touch. Steph was a great host and very accommodating, particularly in allowing our grandson Lewis to use her own garden to play football and letting him help to look after Daisy the cat! Wee mention too for Chilli the dog, very friendly chap! The cottage is in a great locatRead moreion with many things to do without the need for too big a drive. We highly recommend this place and will definitely stay there again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 2nd July 2021

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Steph and Pete made us feel very welcome, they were friendly and helpful but not intrusive. My first impression was that the cottage was smaller than I thought, but in fact, it was comfortable, compact, tastefully decorated, and well equipped. The setting is beautiful, with wonderful views of Yorkshire countryside. We would highly recommend this prRead moreoperty. Erica and Keith Hide

Reviewed by Trudy 25th June 2021

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We had a lovely week at Kirby School Cottage. The cottage is in a quiet rural location, but there is lots of great walking nearby - a great base for exploring the moors and coast, and walking sections of the Cleveland Way. The cottage itself is well-equipped and comfortable, and we were made to feel very welcome by Steph and Pete. The gardens were Read moreextensive, with plenty of private space for us to relax in. And of course this review wouldn't be complete without a shoutout to Chilli and Daisy ;0) Hide

Reviewed by Alan 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Christopher 12th June 2021

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We stayed here for a week in June it was a birthday surprise for my Mums 80th as she grew up in the North East but hasnt lived there for many years. The location was excellent for exploring the area. Steph was the perfect host and nothing was any trouble. She provided us with lots of information which was invaluable. We had a lovely welcome basket Read moreon arrival. The accommodation was very comfortable and it was lovely having access to outside space to enjoy a drink in the evening sunshine. Hide

Reviewed by Anita 4th June 2021

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Wonderful stay. The garden was an absolute highlight for us and the beautiful views. we loved the peace and quiet. A thoughtful basket of food and things in the fridge for our arrival and fresh eggs. Really friendly helpful owners . friendly dog and cat who came to say hello when we were in the garden which was often we loved it so much. Lovely areRead morea, wonderful stay. Would thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 21st May 2021

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Had a very pleasant stay at Kirby school cottage ! Amazing views and surroundings! Steph is a good host ! Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Peter 14th May 2021

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Just returned from a lovely week at Kirby School Cottage, cottage is warm and comfortable with everything you need. Views from both the front and back of the property are superb, perfect base for exploring the North York Moors and coast. We would stay here again.

Reviewed by Andrea 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 19th October 2020

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Lovely little getaway, well located for the north york moors with lots of nice walks close by and only a short drive off the coast. Steph was a great host, very friendly and helpful!

Reviewed by Victoria 9th October 2020

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Steph was so welcoming and helpful. She made us feel very comfortable. The property was clean and modern, with all the amenities you'd expect and need on a family trip. We arrived to a welcome basket, which was a lovely surprise. Our two young children enjoyed the company of Chilli the dog, Itchy and Doris the chickens. We would definitely want to Read morereturn and recommend to our friends. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 2nd October 2020

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Wonderful location. Lovely friendly owners. Comfortable cottage. Countryside has some delightful places to visit.

Reviewed by Beryl 18th September 2020

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Very comfortable. Enjoyed the quiet. Excellent location for the moors. Close enough for day trips to the seaside. Cottage had pretty secluded garden for sitting . 2 chickens that I am sure they talk to you. Pretty little cat and the most beautiful border collie . We were made to feel most welcome by the owner, and there was very nice welcome basketRead more. Thankyou for a relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 11th September 2020

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enjoyed staying at the cottage the owners were very welcoming and friendly

Reviewed by Douglas 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Maura 28th August 2020

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This is a lovely property in a great area, particularly if your customers enjoy walking or cycling. There is a beautiful garden to look out on and plenty of outside space. The property is compact and ideal for 2/3 people. It is well placed to reach both the N York moors and the coast ,and if you are looking for a peaceful location this fits the bilRead morel. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 21st August 2020

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A comfortable and clean cottage, very peaceful and quiet with friendly and welcoming owners. Perfectly located for visiting coast, moors, and local market towns. Lots of good eating places nearby. Highly recommend a visit.

Reviewed by Janet 7th August 2020

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A gorgeous holiday property set in a quiet area. The view is lovely and the owners are extremely friendly. Perfect for animal lovers with Chilli the Dog, Daisy the Cat, plus itchy, scratchy and Doris the hens. The property itself is comfortable, lots of fun to be had with a table tennis table girl guests use. The beds are beautifully comfortable, tRead morehe only thing we did miss was a DVD player for the kids. There was Internet which we managed to get 2-3 devices connected to. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 27th July 2020

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Lovely property in an excellent location close to the coast and stunning north Yorks moors. Great for walkers and nature lovers. We had nice walks from the cottage and saw an abundance of wildlife in the surrounding fields. We enjoyed drinks in the secret garden and fussing Chilli and Fabio the owners cat and dog! First break away since lockdown soRead more had felt a little apprehensive but everything was spotlessly clean Hide

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Front view of the cottage with superb views
Enjoy al fresco dining or a drink in the garden
Kitchen with views over the garden
View through the arch to the hidden garden seating area
Enjoy a good start to the day before exploring
Pretty double room
Show 13 moreLooking out over the fields

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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